dsmod ou

DSMOD OU

Modify an OU in active directory.

DSMod OU OrganizationalUnit_DN [-desc Description] [{-s Server | -d Domain}] [-u UserName] [-p {Password | *}] [-c] [-q] [{-uc | -uco | -uci}] Key OrganizationalUnit_DN Distinguished name of the OU that you want to modify. If omitted will be taken from standard input (stdin) -desc Description of the OU -s Server to connect to (Default=the domain controller in the logon domain.) -d Domain to connect to. -u Username with which the user logs on to a remote server. -p Password (UserName or Domain\UserName or Username@domain.com) -c Continue with the next object after any error (when you specify multiple target objects)

by default dsmod will exit when the first error occurs. -q Quiet, suppress all output -uc Unicode format -uco Unicode format for output only -uci Unicode format for input only

DS* commands are available on networked machines with the server role A.D. Domain Services installed, Domain Controllers (or for XP users: XP Professional).

Examples

Change the description of two OUs at once:

C:\> dsmod ou "OU=Italy,DC=ss64,DC=Com" "OU=Germany,DC=ss64,DC=Com" -desc "Some new descriptive text"

“The trouble with organizing a thing is that pretty soon folks get to paying more attention to the organization than to what they're organized for” - Laura Ingalls Wilder

Related commands:

DSAdd - Add object

DSMod - Modify object

DSGet - Display object

DSMove - Move object

DSQuery - Search for objects

DSRM - Delete object

CSVDE - Import or export AD info in CSV format.

LDIFDE - Edit AD Objects, extend schema, import or export AD information.

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